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Yoga can be great as one ages, but watch out for injuries

December 28, 2017
 By Alyssa
December 28, 2017
 By Alyssa

Yoga can be great as one ages, but watch out for injuries

It doesn't matter what age the calendar says someone is, yoga is a forgiving and beneficial routine that anyone can do. In age, the body tends to have accumulated stresses and damage. And some people are using yoga for the very health reasons that have sprung up due to the aging cycle. While yoga will help these issues, injuries can occur more readily in older populations. Make sure one's instructor is experienced and know the difference in types of yoga. Follow a few tips in the right practice and one will feel better, not injured, in a new regime.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research suggests that practicing yoga, with its benefits for both mind and body, is key to aging well.
  • Many people don’t realize that 38 percent of yoga enthusiasts are over the age of 50.
  • While there are substantial benefits to yoga, individuals 65 and older are more susceptible to injuries from practicing.

"positive changes in biological markers of aging and stress in people who do yoga"

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